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Advocate publisher responds to Times-Picayune changes

3 years ago May 24, 2012 May 24, 2012 Thursday, May 24 2012 Thursday, May 24, 2012 3:30:13 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - David C. Manship, the publisher of The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge, said they plan to maintain their seven-day-a-week printing schedule after other daily newspapers announced they were scaling back operations.

The Times-Picayune in New Orleans and three major Alabama newspapers announced plans today to only print three days a week, starting this fall.  All four are owned by the Newhouse family group.

Manship sent an email to all Advocate employees today, saying they would also look at this as an opportunity to increase the newspaper's reach.

"The way people get their news is changing and we will need to offer them many ways to receive it, whether it is in the printed form, over their computer, or through some form of mobile device," Manship said.

"At the same time, we will look for ways to increase our presence in the New Orleans area and be ready to take advantage of any opportunities that might come along."

News 2 will have more reaction from David Manship about the changing newspaper industry tonight at 6.

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